GW 26 Performing Arts Class Schedule
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DateStart TimeEnd TimeDayLocationClass/Activity TitleDescriptionInstructor Name(s)Size LimitFeesAge Limit
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3/12/201711:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMSundayTent AIntro to JugglingLearn to juggle! Amaze your friends! Laugh in the faces of your enemies! Ha Ha! If you can find reverse in a VW Beetle, you can learn to juggle the classic three ball cascade.Dr Henry BestFree to learn - $5 to take withAll ages
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3/13/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMMondayTent BD'ye Ken? (Skaldic Poetry 101 – Kennings)Kennings are a foundational building block for all types of skaldic poetry. Come and learn how to weave a web of wonderful metaphors in your stories and poetryHL Rónán Fionn ÓDubáinLimit 10NoneAges 12 and upPencil or pen will be helpful.
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3/13/201711:00:00 AM12:30:00 PMMondayTent BOrlando di Lasso, Renaissance choral composer: the wit and the weirdnessOrlando di Lasso (1532-1594) was one of the most prolific sacred and secular choral composers of the Renaissance. He lived in many of the music centers of Europe and wrote in every major language, in every major style--music that choirs from high schools to professional sing all the time today. Come learn about him and listen to/sing some of his music (sheet music will be available a few weeks before GW via posts in several SCA choral music/Known World Choir Facebook groups).Mistress Eliane Halevy/HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh12 and up
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3/13/201712:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMMondayTent AFrom Manuscript to Music: Trouvere ChansonsLearn the process of starting with a Trouvere manuscript and transcribing both musical notation and text into a performance. Discuss musical notation, rhythmic decisions, and assigning text to music, as well as determining pronunciation of Old/Middle French. Knowledge of modern music theory required (competence in writing modern notation).HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh16 and up
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3/13/20171:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMMondayTent BSo You Want to Tell a Story?The art of telling folk tales, examples from Italy, Japan, and India.Signora Leonora di Vitale20All ages
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3/13/20172:00:00 PM4:00:00 PMMondayTent APerformance Fundamentals WorkshopThis class is a safe-space workshop for bards and performers to practice their skills and receive feedback on how to improve! Bring 1 or 2 pieces you are working on and would like to practice for competitions, bardic circles, or other performances. Learn from others and improve your own skills.HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/13/20176:00:00 PM9:00:00 PMMondaySable & Gules StageThe Known World Open Stage ShowcaseAn Opportunity for any and all performers to come and share their art in performance. We welcome bards, jugglers, actors, musicians and magicians! Come one and all and share your skills with the Known WorldGuillermo "Gui" Alfonso de Cervantes, of TrimarisAll ages
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3/14/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMTuesdayTent AYou Too/Two Can Be A BardFor the new bard and those who want to explore the Bardic in the SCA!Banbharun Alina nic an Bhaird16 and up
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3/14/201711:00:00 AM1:00:00 PMTuesdaySable & Gules StageStary OlsaCome join Stary Olsa for their Medieval Dance Camp from 11:30 to 12:15. Learn authentic steps to medieval dances from the Grand Duchy of Lithuania such as the Drumul Draculi (invented in 15th-century Romania to ward off vampires) and the Marazula. There will also be some popular dances from Western Europe, including several bransles and saltarellos. And if you have two left feet, well, don't worry--these were created for the whole village to enjoy so they're not hard and mistakes don't matter!Zmicier Sasnoŭski, Maryja Šaryj, Illia Kublicki, Alieś Čumakoŭ, Siarhiej Tapčeŭski, Aliaksej Vojciech
UnlimitedNoneAll ages
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3/14/20171:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMTuesdayTent AIntroduction to Improv and Improv GamesGet comfortable performing by learning the basics of improv by playing fun improvised games with the group (like “Whose Line is it Anyway”). Improv skills can help your bardic or theater performance and are helpful for anyone who needs to speak in front of a group!HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/14/20171:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMTuesdayTent BD'ye Ken? (Skaldic Poetry 101 – Kennings)Kennings are a foundational building block for all types of skaldic poetry. Come and learn how to weave a web of wonderful metaphors in your stories and poetryHL Rónán Fionn ÓDubáinLimit 10NoneAges 12 and upPencil or pen will be helpful.
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3/14/20172:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMTuesdayTent BSo You Want to Tell a Story?The art of telling folk tales, examples from Italy, Japan, and India.Signora Leonora di Vitale20All ages
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3/14/20173:00:00 PM4:00:00 PMTuesdayTent APerformance and Written Work Documentation for Arts & ScienceDocumenting a performance or original written work is challenging. Judging sheets do not always help with what you need to document. “Materials” and other terms are ethereal concepts in a performance or written work! Elements to consider when documenting your historical performance or historically based written work will be discussed.HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/15/20179:00:00 AM10:00:00 AMWednesdayTent BFools & Flirts: the Improvised Comedy of the Italian RenaissanceCommedia dell’Arte is comedic theate of professional actors in Sixteenth Century Italy. Commedia employs masks, farce, and slapstick to create plays from brief outline scenarios to which the actors improvise the dialogue and action using stock character of exaggerated stereotypes of human nature.HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/15/20179:00:00 AM10:00:00 AMWednesdayTent ACantigas and More! An introduction to the Cantigas de Santa Maria, the Cantigas D'amigos and the songs of the Llibre VermeilThe medieval Iberian Cantigas are joyful, passionate songs, some in reverence to the Virgin Mary by King Alfonso El Sabio ("The Wise") and some more irreverent - songs in the female voice and in the vernacular, sexy and fun, and some, originating at the Monastery of Montserrat, designed to make sure that pilgrims sang appropriate songs. Join Madame and musicians to learn, share and song along!Madame Ghislaine de RouenAll ages
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3/15/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMWednesdayTent AYou Too/Two Can Be A BardFor the new bard and those who want to explore the Bardic in the SCA!Banbharun Alina nic an Bhaird16 and up
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3/15/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMWednesdayTent BProducing Commedia for a Modern AudienceSixteenth Century commedia dell'arte requires updating to perform for a Twenty-First Century audience, even in the Society. A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into producing a commedia play today including staging for non-Scadian audiences.HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/15/201711:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMWednesdayTent AMagic as a Performing ArtTheory and practice of magic as a performance art. Covering three period tricks from Scot’s Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584, for close-up, parlor, and stage. Working methods and theory will be taught.Dr Henry BestAll ages
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3/15/201711:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMWednesdayTent BMedieval Modes and ImprovAn introduction to medieval modes and how to use them to improve medieval sounding music on your instrument. Learn how to create ambiance without needing a songbook! This class will be a hand-on instrument jam session.HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/15/201712:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMWednesdayTent BHarpist MeetingCalling all Harp Players! Join us for a fun session of harp chat and show and tell! Meet other harp players, discuss music, perform for each other, and have fun!HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/15/201712:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMWednesdayPA Tent CTaking It to the StreetPerformers: there’s no venue so challenging, or rewarding, as the street. From the musician’s open instrument case, to the magician’s hat pass; from an intimate one-on-one moment, to a 200-person circle show, we’ll reveal all the Precious Candy Making Secrets of the street entertainer.Dr Henry Best and Vincenzo da BresciaAll ages
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3/15/20171:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMWednesdayTent ACare and Feeding of a Commedia Troupe in the SCAEver watched Commedia dell'Arte, laughed yourself silly, and said, "I wanna do that, too"? If you’re far from any existing troupe, create your own! Learn from commedia players who did just that on researching the art, finding co-conspirators, and making your own troupe live and thrive in the Society!HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/15/20172:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMWednesdayTent ABehind the "Mask": the Comedic Characters of the Italian RenaissanceA workshop into developing the stock characters, archetypes and stereotypes of human nature, from Commedia dell'Arte. We'll include brief descriptions and try out a few characters, including interactions and stylized movement.HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/15/20172:00:00 PM3:00:00 PMWednesdayTent BIntroduction to Carnatic Music TheoryAn overview of Carnatic music from Southern India, this class will address how to understand the format and harmonic system of music. Based on time, we will learn part of a Carnatic piece. As Carnatic music is substantially different from European, knowledge of Western Music theory is not necessaryHL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/15/20173:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMWednesdaySable & Gules StageBagpipe MadnessHands on demo of medieval bagpipes. Local artisan will supply multiple sets of reeds, drones, chanters, and bags for dissection and tinkering. See how it all works and try playing for your first time!Ld Munlik Erdene12 and up
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3/15/20176:00:00 PMendWednesdaySable & Gules Stage10th Annual Gulf Wars War Bard CompetitionCome prepared to represent your Kingdom. This year’s theme is “For the Love of my Kingdom.” There is a 5 minute time limit for all performances and Documentation is not required. You must sign up no later than 1 hour prior to the start of performances. There will also be a prize for the Kingdom who brings the largest Bardic Army!15 and up
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3/16/20179:00:00 AM10:00:00 PMThursdayTent BMad Words: Comedic Theatre of Japanese KyōgenOften translated as "mad words", kyōgen is a style of comedic theatre begun by the Fourteenth Century in Japan and continued today, often as a companion to the more serious nō dramas.HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/16/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMThursdayTent AYou Too/Two Can Be A BardFor the new bard and those who want to explore the Bardic in the SCA!Banbharun Alina nic an Bhaird16 and up
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3/16/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMThursdayTent BSkomorokh: Comedic Minstrel Theatre of RussiaWith an unbroken lineage spanning more than six centuries, learn of the skomorokhi, the oft-persecuted minstrels, buffoons, harlequins, musicians, and puppeteers of medieval and Renaissance Russia!HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/16/201711:00:00 AM12:30:00 PMThursdayTent BOrlando di Lasso, Renaissance choral composer: the wit and the weirdnessOrlando di Lasso (1532-1594) was one of the most prolific sacred and secular choral composers of the Renaissance. He lived in many of the music centers of Europe and wrote in every major language, in every major style--music that choirs from high schools to professional sing all the time today. Come learn about him and listen to/sing some of his music (sheet music will be available a few weeks before GW via posts in several SCA choral music/Known World Choir Facebook groups).Mistress Eliane Halevy/HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh12 and up
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3/16/20173:00:00 PM4:00:00 PMThursdayTent AWhose Line Doth it Be? AuditionsAre you a fan of improv? Come have fun and audition for the improvisational show “Whose Line Doth it Be?” that will premiere later in the evening! Performance slots are limited, so sharpen your wit! Audience for auditions welcome! Improv may be PG-13HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh13 and up
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3/16/20174:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMThursdaySable & Gules StageThe Viking Home Companion
Silly Viking stories
An hour of laughs, chuckles, and guffaws as Torvaldr regales with the adventures of the people of Skaugnir and their trips going Viking!Herisir Torvaldr Torgarson10 and up
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3/16/20175:00:00 PM6:00:00 PMThursdaySable & Gules StageWhose Line Doth It Be?Welcome to Whose Line Doth It Be?, the improv comedy show where anything can happen! Join in the fun and laugh at our silly improv! Interested performers must attend the Audition at earlier in the day.HL Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh12 and up
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3/16/20178:00:00 PM10:00:00 PMThursdaySable & Gules Stage7th annual Medieval Movie NightFilm Starts at 8PM or at dark. This year our film is - “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. Why not plan to hit The Food Court behind the Sable and Gules Theatre, and get ready for dinner and a show!! Bring yeeself a chair, for the area has a limited supply of chairs to spare so it's first come, first seats! A perfect alternative activity for all ages to enjoy so make this your family night fun!All ages
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3/17/20179:00:00 AM10:30:00 AMFridayTent BHow to Write a 16th Century Commedia PlayCommedia dell'Arte is called "actor's theatre" for its improvisation and lack of scripts. But it can also be "writer's theatre". Learn the brief plot outline summaries called scenarios, the typical plot and how it can be molded into new forms, and how to write a brand new Period play!HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/17/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMFridayTent AYou Too/Two Can Be A BardFor the new bard and those who want to explore the Bardic in the SCA!Banbharun Alina nic an Bhaird16 and up
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3/17/201711:00:00 AM12:00:00 AMFridayTent BImprov Theater Games for Improving Your CharacterCome learn and play theater games focused on the art of improvisation. Skills learned here can be used to improve any kind of performance including the portrayal of your persona in the SCA.HL Niccolò Bartolazzi12 and up
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3/17/201712:00:00 PM2:00:00 PMFridaySable & Gules Stage10th Annual Gulf Wars Youth Bardic Competition and Talent ShowAll youths are encouraged to come and share their talents, sing, dance, storytelling, and play an instrument with fun to be had by all. Sponsored by the Bards of the Horn and Harp.The contest is limited to 25 entrants. Sign up is from the start of the war until noon on Friday. All entrants must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of the show.6-14 (parent must stay for whole show).
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3/17/20171:00:00 PM5:00:00 PMFridayTent AIron Commedia: Creating a new 16th Century PlayIf you've ever laughed at the zany antics of improvisational *Commedia dell'Arte*, or if you just love Improv and acting, come to Iron Commedia. We will craft, cast, and perform a brand new *Commedia* play in just one afternoon with its world premiere at Gulf Wars that same day!HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/17/20174:30:00 PM5:30:00 PMFridayTent BPatrons, Performers and Donor PartySable and Gules 10th Anniversary Party in celebration of all those that have contributated to the Stage and the Performing Arts.Mistress Amelia Van HemessenAll ages
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3/17/20176:00:00 PM7:00:00 PMFridaySable & Gules StageIron Commedia: World Premiere PerformanceEarlier this same day, a group of foolish players came together to craft, cast, and create a brand new "16th-century" improvied *Commedia dell'Arte* play! Come see the zany foolishness in extremely live theatre! *Possibly some material inappropriate for younger children* but unknown until the plot is created earlier that day.HL Aibhilin inghean DaibhidhAll ages
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3/17/20179:00:00 PM11:00:00 PMFridaySable & Gules StageClan Marshin Fayne and House Ishee Goods and Services AuctionIf you are a seeker of the finer things, an adventurer into personal joy, come and seek your happiness with us at the Goods and Services auction, presented by House Ishee. If you truly are indulgent, come and seek our special VIP accommodations, where drink will sharpen your eye and we bring it to you to keep you hale and hearty for the bidding. Items will be had fresh from the docks, or you can ply your own if you seek us out early. Those who would barter themselves away can sign the waivers and the sales slips that encompass all the terms of service. It is only rumor that we require such in bloodClan Marshin Fayne/House IsheeDonation18 and up
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3/18/201710:00:00 AM11:00:00 AMSaturdayTent AYou Too/Two Can Be A BardFor the new bard and those who want to explore the Bardic in the SCA!Banbharun Alina nic an Bhaird16 and up
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